Hi, I’m Dr. Salerno. Men and heart disease. We all know men make the worst patients for their philosophy is, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Clearly that’s a broken philosophy. in today’s 21st century. Men take better care of their cars than they do of their own health. Unfortunately, a car engine has a check engine light when there’s a problem, but a man’s heart does not.

So how do we prevent this condition? Here’s one four-letter word for you, diet. Men, historically, think more is better but when it comes to eating, let’s replace the dinner plate with a salad plate and go to four, five small meals a day, protein rich and carb light.

Number two, exercise, and I’m not talking about zumba classes. I’m just talking about simply walking 40 minutes a day, every day. Whether it’s on a treadmill or in a park or in a school track.

And finally, social activities; smoking and drinking. Moderation is the key to your well-being. Especially when it comes to alcohol, one to two drinks and smoking, altogether, let’s just cut it out.

So what are the next steps, gentlemen? Think of your doctor as your mechanic. Pull in for a 10-point inspection. Ask questions because knowledge is power. Getting the facts makes a difference.